Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the safety service director for a recent article stating that the city loses 20 to 30 percent of its salt reserves annually due to the water leakage in the car barn. In several online articles from the Midwest to the east coast it was stated salt prices drastically increased over the last few years ranging anywhere from $62 to over $100 per ton. In a city that should worry about making every penny count could a separate salt prefab building or salt dome not have been purchased at a reasonable to alleviate such a big loss, as well as, look at the possibility of a jump start for the following year with carry over. How many years now has the city taken a major hit in expense and reserve for accepting over a quarter of the salt stock will be taken as a loss? A relative minor hit in the city pocket short term could easily be a city saving in the long term by finding a simple solution to a problem that has been ongoing.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the kind people who went out of their way to help me when I had car trouble at the Get-Go gas station in Calcutta a few weeks ago. You will never know how much I appreciated your kindness. God Bless you all.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the kind lady who paid for my dinner at Hoge’s Restaurant a few weeks ago. I do not know you, but want to thank you. That was so nice of you. God Bless you.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Fire Department and Police Department for all they do to protect us. We need to let them know how much they are appreciated.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to Calcutta gas stations for being more expensive than PA and WVA. Ohio hasn’t even passed the proposed gas tax yet. Calcutta people get your gas in the northern parts of Columbiana County.